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Dear Subscriber,

I am closing disruptus renovatus.

I am not going to stop writing, blogging, and vlogging, however, but I will be doing so from a new site.

If you would like to continue to receive my work from the new site in your “inbox,” then you will need to subscribe to the new platform.  You can do so by clicking the following link, https://bizgainey.net/ and fill out the subscriber information on the right side of the page.

I am excited about the new …
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Reminder: New Blog Site Coming

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Dear Subscriber,

I will be closing my disruptus renovatus site down the first week of April 2020.

I am not going to stop writing, blogging, and vlogging, however, but I will be doing so from a new site.

If you would like to continue to receive my work from the new site in your “inbox,” then you will need to subscribe to the new platform.  You can do so by clicking the following link, https://bizgainey.net/ and fill out the subscriber information on the right side of …
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The Death of Disruptus Renovatus!

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Disruptus is dying.

That’s right.  I will be closing my disruptus renovatus site down the first week of April 2020.

I am not going to stop writing, blogging, and vlogging, however, but I will be doing so from a new site.

If you would like to continue to receive my work from the new site in your “inbox,” then you will need to subscribe to the new platform.  You can do so by clicking the following link, https://bizgainey.net/ and fill out the subscriber information on the right side of the …
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A Way to Pray Through the Day!

In Church, Formation, Fully Awake, Gospel, Habits, Prayer, Psalms, Soul-Care by BizgaineyLeave a Comment

Looking for a new, or at least, deeper faith walk this year?

If you’re like me, then you are just now coming to rest after a busy holiday season.  In the midst of the chaos, I rediscovered a way to pray that aligns perfectly with Paul’s encouragement to:

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  I Thessalonians 5

This way of praying is one way I am experiencing the presence of God, who is …
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Three Truths about the Holy Spirit

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I’ve enjoyed a remarkable week in the Word!  Every day, I’ve learned something new and been encouraged by Christ’s Spirit in profound ways.

It’s a week during which I’ve been reminded of the powerful truth in Hebrews 4, which describes the Word of God as living and active.  Indeed, perhaps the most “alive and active” power in the world.  One we have the privilege and joy of connecting to daily.

Our church is in a season of prayer, fasting, and discernment regarding an opportunity we believe the Lord is placing …
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Advent Declares that We, at long last, Have a Place to Call Home!

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For Christians around the world, Advent is a season of expectant waiting.  It’s a season where we reorder our lives around the coming of the Messiah.  Why?

We believe that the Messiah’s coming is a good thing.  A great thing!

The earliest accounts convey His coming as a historic event, bringing with it the potential to change the world.  An event that is designed to usher in an age of God’s good for the world.

The in-breaking of this news was as frightening as it was astounding.  After the angel …
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I Am No Blogger.

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It’s official.  I am no blogger.  How have I come to realize this fact?

Simple.

Bloggers blog, consistently!

I am also learning that I am not a writer.  How have I come to realize this fact?

Writers write, consistently!

I don’t consistently blog or write.

Don’t get me wrong: I love blogging, and I love writing.

Avocation or Vocation?

But I am discovering that blogging is more of an avocation (hobby or activity beyond my regular responsibilities, work, and service) than a vocation (my daily responsibilities, work, and service).

In …
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How Hurricanes Help Develop Habits for the Long Journey Home!

In Addictions, Formation, Freedom from Porn, Fully Awake, Habits, Pornography, Sex and Violence, Small Groups by BizgaineyLeave a Comment

Here we go again.

Hurricane Dorian is wreaking havoc already, and it’s still days from making landfall.  I have lived in Florida nearly all of my adult life.

As such, I am accustomed to dealing with hurricanes.

By saying that I am accustomed to dealing with hurricanes, I don’t mean to imply that I know how to handle them. Instead, I mean that expecting them, preparing for them, and doing my best to endure them is now a matter of habit.

Indeed, activities I used to give considerable forethought, are …
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Y-Axis Reality and The With-God Life!

In Christian Leadership, Christianity, Church, Church Leadership, Culture, Desire, Formation, Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Social Imaginaries, Social Imaginary, Spiritual Formation by BizgaineyLeave a Comment

Ask yourself the following questions:

Why am I here? Do I serve a purpose in this world? If so, do I know what that purpose is? What’s the meaning to life? Who am I? What are my dreams, hopes, and aspirations? When do I last remember feeling happy or experiencing a deep sense of contentment?

Did you have trouble coming up with satisfying answers to some of these questions?

If so, you’re like most of us who struggle with coming to grips with answers to life’s most important questions about …
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Redeveloping the “Y” Axis!

In Brokenness, Christian Leadership, Contemplation, Formation, Psalms, Spiritual Formation, Transformation by Bizgainey2 Comments

If you remember, I finished my last post (here) with the assertion that the church is in position to restore what I call a y-axis reality.  Borrowing the term x-y axis,” we first learned in geometry.

The x-axis is, of course, the horizontal (time-bound/natural) plane.  For our purposes, the x-axis represents a life lived and experienced on a horizontal playing field. On this horizontal playing field, all that you see is all that there is.

No reason to look up or out.

There is nothing, or no one, there.…
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